But Ruthie Andy is always
clutching at body parts when things aren't going well....
And you ?.....
I wondered when someone would do this line, which is why I mentioned it on the quarter final thread.
Andy was reaching for his hip on and off throughout the match last night, even when he was playing his best stuff. He also did it against Mayer and, despite the close scoreline, Andy was in no danger of losing at any point.
I just think it's too easy to always assume Andy is using a kneejerk reaction to being in a tight situation. It isn't always the case, in fact I would say it is rarely, if ever, the case. None of us can see inside the bloke to know what injuries/niggles, he might have.
I wondered last year if it was his hip he had injured, not his back as such. As I understand it some hip injuries can cause back pain, but obviously we don't know what he has done. In my view something isn't quite right. I'm not saying it had a bearing on last night, or that it will be a factor today as such, but let's not dismiss it as being Andy effectively playing possum without some proof.
Ruthie, like you I got annoyed with Petch at that point, and once or twice throughout the match to be honest. Early on he seemed to write Andy off. Then, when Andy looked better, he did a swift about turn and assumed Andy had got it. Then again, I still think Petch has got PMT this week, so I'm not taking too much notice of him lol.
I'm still stunned that Leif Shiras said the courts are being cared for with Nadal in mind. He really doesn't say